Elder Disturbed by Treatment of Human Remains

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 13:37



An ongoing investigation into a recently-discovered set of human remains in Prince Albert has a Sturgeon Lake elder deeply concerned.


William Ermine says he can’t understand why there has been such a flurry of activity over the discovery of the skeleton when it’s clear the site where it was discovered should be left alone.


He feels too much emphasis is being placed on the apparent “value” of the historical remains and not enough on the moral obligation to the person who died.


Ermine adds scientists should consider what it would be like to have the remains of their loved ones disturbed in a similar manner.